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Korean National Maritime Museum

136 Namnong-ro, Mokpo, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
+82 61-270-2000
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Surprisingly moving and awe-inspiring

I thought this might be a rather worthy place but actually it was completely riveting. The... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
underw00d
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London, United Kingdom
Mokpo public treasure

Free. Yes this great local museum is free. The amount of rose wood in the ship wrack was amazing... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Keith M
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San Diego, California
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136 Namnong-ro, Mokpo, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

I thought this might be a rather worthy place but actually it was completely riveting. The recovered 14th century shipwreck is superbly displayed and evokes a period when trade between China, Korea and Japan was flourishing, with whole stacks of completely unblemished bowls preserved down...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Free. Yes this great local museum is free. The amount of rose wood in the ship wrack was amazing. All the 15th century Korean Chinese and Japanese ceramics are amazing. The tons and tons and tons of Rosewood is what amazed me.

Thank Keith M
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is a first of a kind I visited in Korea. The museum and it's exhi bition is dedicated on a discovery of a 500 years old shunken ferry. It let us see the old trade items and route. It was quite educational for our...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2016

This museum is well organized and staffs are very kind. Audio guide is available and it exhibits the historical relics/artifacts found in sunken vessel from Mokpo port. It reveals that this port was an important spot of overseas trading between Korea, China and Japan from...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

A very nice and organized museum. Visitor can see nay shipwrecks and recovery items and can learn the maritime history of Korea throw them. It worth to visit specially with your children.

Thank Charis K
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

Very nice museum to walk around. Doesn't take much time to finish. The entrance is free. When I was there, there were no audio guides in English. There are 5-6 rooms with an own theme. The showpiece was a chinese ship that has sunk in...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

It is the place where archeologists restore Korean ancient and middle-aged ships after finding wrecked ones in Yellow sea. You can see not only the ships but various relics found in them. For children, it's fairly nice place.

Thank Mar_del_Este1
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

This museum is located next to Mokpo harbour, allowing visitors a comparative perspective on Korean watercraft. Ancient vessels rest just a short distance away from their modern counterparts, giving tourists an idea of what the ships exhibited in the museum might have been used for...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Also my teenage daughters loved this museum. Right across from the entrance you can ask for an audio guide in English (free of charge) which explains things in a very interesting way.

Thank 3Roser
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

This museum features a large collection of caledon pottery and the remains of ship recovered from the coastal waters off Jeollanam-do. The remains of the ship are displayed in a large room that allows visitors to walk around it and see it from different perspectives....More

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